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CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
more of uva student cheating. it all starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. . . >> government unions. unions use their power to press government to put their interests first. in contact negotiations, unions insist on seniority based layoffs giving job security to senior members, but it also means that school districts are forced to lay off new hires first, even if they are star performers. parents object, but the unions decided they accept that. unions also want, understandably, very generous retirement benefits for their members. in michigan, 27% of school districts' budgets are going to provide pensions and health benefits. it's not hard to see why. in this state, you can retire after 25 years on the job. a lot retire in their late 40s or early 50s. if you want dollars spent in the classroom, that's a problem in a state facing a tremendous budget crunch like michigan. when they wanted to raise the age, not to 65, the social security age, but to 60, the michigan education association used their political tout to cut the bill. if they were going to be cult, they wanted the cuts to be
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. in contract negotiations unions exist on the seniority. this gives guaranteed job security to the members within the union. but it also means the school districts are forced to lay off the new hires first even if they are star performers. parents object but the unions have decided they can't accept that. the unions also want understandably very generous retirement benefits for their members. in michigan, 27% of the district budgets are going to provide pensions and health benefits. it's not hard to see where. in the state you can retire after 25 years on the job and collect full benefits so you have a lot of teachers retiring in their 40's and 50's. but if you care about getting classroom dollars spent on the rostrum, well that is a bit of a problem in the state that's facing the tremendous budget crunch like michigan. when the legislature recently proposed raising the minimum retirement age not to 65 the social security age but to 60 the michigan education association used their pravachol plot to kill the bill. if the costs were going to be cut they wanted the cuts to come elsewhere or t
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 12:15am EDT
can be summed up in two words, government unions. unions use their power to press government to put their interests first. in contract negotiations unions always insist on seniority-based layouts and this gives guaranteed job security to senior members. but it also means the school districts are forced to lay off the new hires first even if those teachers are star performers. parents object but the unions have decided they can accept that. the unions also want understandably bear generation retirement benefits for their members. in michigan 27% of school districts budgets provide pensions and health benefits and it's not hard to see what. is a state can retire after 25 years on the job and collect full benefits i have a lot of teachers retire in their late 40s or early 50's. but if you care about getting dollar spent on the classroom that is a bit of a problem in the state facing a tremendous budget crunch like michigan is but when the legislature propose raising the minimum retirement age not to 65 social security h.b. 260 the michigan education association used their political clo
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. government unions. the use power to press government to put their interest first. with contracts unions insist of seniority based layoff giving job security within the union but it means school districts are forced to lay off the new higher even if it is a star performer. parents object but the unions can except that. they also want generous retirement benefits. in michigan 27% of the budget goes to provide pension and health benefit. in this state you can retire after 25 years to collect full benefits. many teachers retire late forties. but in the classroom is a problem with a tremendous budget crunch. when they talked about raising it at 60 they use their clout to kill the bill. they wanted the cut to come elsewhere. they wanted taxes to go up. in wisconsin and school districts to not have the power to roll back union benefits. the only solution was higher taxes. unions are fine with that but not until scott walker's reform did they gained the ability to control the budget to bring costs down. their property taxes went down. government serves people, protecting the public, giving educ
FOX News
Sep 24, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> one unions make a buck. whatat do o eyeywwaannt? >> $20 an hour. >> $30 of hour. >> i don't know you do not know anything about you. >> then i want to learn. that is our show. >> with the chicago teachers union got the media attention but the battle to control the school will continue but the basic issue who has the power and who pays? it is more than taxpayers they say it is good day for track -- protect from arbitrary dismissal. is that true? no. all agreements make it hard to fire people and everyone be treated equally are bad for customers and employees and the union workers themselves. but no luck with that argument to some workers. >> thousands of workers came here to say we need a second bill of rights. a living wage, full employment, start with lie with some workers are more effective and the rules mean the slackers cannot be fired? >> does that bother you this slacker gets paid when you don't? >> there are no slackers. >> we have to bring the person up to speed. >> do they all get up to speed? >> absolutely. >> who knew. john till then has steadied the illinois teachers' uni
FOX News
Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> one unions make a buck. what do they want? >> $20 an hour. >> $30 of hour. >> i don't know you do not know anything about you. >> then i want to learn. that is our show. >> with the chicago teachers union got the media attention but the battle to control the school will continue but the basic issue who has the power and who pays? it is more than taxpayers they say it is good day for track -- protect from arbitrary dismissal. is that true? no. all agreements make it hard to fire people and everyone be treated equally are bad for customers and employees and the union workers themselves. but no luck with that argument to some workers. >> thousands of workers came here to say we need a second bill of rights. a living wage, full employment, start with lie with some workers are more effective and the rules mean the slackers cannot be fired? >> does that bother you this slacker gets paid when you don't? >> there are no slackers. >> we have to bring the person up to speed. >> do they all get up to speed? >> absolutely. >> who knew. john till then has steadied the illinois teachers' union.
FOX News
Sep 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
for that to be the case. if it came to that. from the fast-food guide how the country could be fast. >> unions are making a prophefi. they often do. what do they want? a living wage. >> what should the minimum be? >> 30-35 dollars an hour. >> 30 bucks an hour. >> you tell me how much i need. you are right out of high school into college with your preppie everything, you know nothing. >> do i know nothing? then i want to learn. unions, that's our show tonight. now, john stossel. >> this month it was the chicago teeven teacher's union that got the media attention. but this battle for control of the schools will continue and i will keep covering it. the basic issue of who gets to decide how to manage a workplace and who has the power and who pays applies to more than teachers and taxpayers. all unions say it's good for america if unions protect workers from arbitrary dismissal for example. is that true? i say no. all grievance that makes it hard to fire people and everybody be treated equally are bad for taxpayers and even union workers themselves. this is not intuitive and i had no luck when i brought that
FOX News
Sep 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the country could be fast. >> unions are making a prophefi. they often do. what do they want? a living wage. >> what should the minimum be? >> 30-35 dollars an hour. >> 30 bucks an hour. >> you tell me how much i need. you are right out of high school into college with your preppie everything, you know nothing. >> do i know nothing? then i want to learn. unions, that's our show tonight. now, john stossel. >> this month it was the chicago teeven teacher's union that got the media attention. but this battle for control of the schools will continue and i will keep covering it. the basic issue of who gets to decide how to manage a workplace and who has the power and who pays applies to more than teachers and taxpayers. all unions say it's good for america if unions protect workers from arbitrary dismissal for example. is that true? i say no. all grievance that makes it hard to fire people and everybody be treated equally are bad for taxpayers and even union workers themselves. this is not intuitive and i had no luck when i brought that argument to union works. > >>>>> talked to thousands of uni
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
in general elections for president, anywhere from 38 to 45% of union households voted for candidates of union officials -- that union official to not support. it is high temperatures group and we ought to respect those numbers and households and not use money for political projects they opposed. 38 to 45% of households cast ballots opposed to what union officials have told them how to vote. caller: there are some money things i want to say. it isn't it funny that obama goes out in a speech and he cries about how romney as wind have all of this money, all this dirty karl rove money against him. was it like $800 million they put in the campaign in 2008? i am in the right to work state and i'm glad. if the teachers unions are ready to strike in chicago, they are in a mess. why does the press hold obama responsible for anything in chicago? he gets arne duncan to be the superintendent of schools. he got the subprime mortgages going with citibank. not one person talks about it. we hardly did not get any stimulus money. it is like in north carolina. you had to be a union work
FOX Business
Sep 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
: it gives me an impression of hyperbole. up next, union workers and bosses living high on money, and i'm sure the administration wants to do something about it and next, the letting off employees next. woman: i remember the moment. -i'll never forget that moment. woman: that changed my life. man: at that moment, it hit me -- this is why i joined the guard. we're soldiers, always ready to protect our country, but we've also got communities -- family, friends, neighbors -- who count on us. i couldn't believe it. i just saved a life. somebody from my hometown. announcer: see what it means to be a citizen-soldier, at nationalguard.com. >> well, a new book has shot to the top of the best seller list on its way and just come out. union boss, and democratic party aren't too thrilled about the new book because there are 8.3 million government workers in the country. 8.3 million of them. and that's a lot of folks and they make more money and work less than private sector workers, plain staement of tactffac tactf tactful-- staement of fact and you and i ar taxpayers are paying for the time, we'
FOX Business
Sep 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
not by issuing bonds is but by issuing promises to public employee unions. that story has a new york angle, too. fox business network's lou dobbs explains. >> but it is a good natured sort of labor battle. it was in 1935 that president franklin roosevelt made it easier for workers in the private sector to create unions. when signed the wagner act he see he meanted and deepened political ties between organized labor on the democratic party. >> it doesn't pool enthusiasm for picketing. >> even fdr didn't think public sector unions made any sense. >> collective bar gaining is different for public workers because their boss is really on their side. >> lies extensively on the roots of america's economic problems. >> they don't want to pay the union mihms too much because it comes out of their own pockets at ford, but that is not true of the government. >> strikes by public employees would be quote the unthinkable and intolerable. but it was within a couple of decades that democratic heirs decided the political upside of public sector unions was worth the risk. the euro caucuse eureka momentd right h
WHUT
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
their first strike and a quarter of a century. chicago teachers union president karen lewis joins us to talk about the strike, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, and what this means for education reform across the country. then mitt romney and the 47%. >> pulitzer prize-winning journalist david cay johnston on the secret romney video that has shaken the presidential race. the net romney's on tax policy. >> romney's plan is george to be bush's plan on steroids. george w. bush gave 12.5% of his tax cuts to the top 10th of 1%. romney's plan gives one-third of the tax cuts to the top 10th of 1%. theey's plan gives 57% of total cuts in his package to the top 1%. that is people that make more than about $400,000 a year. astonishing how heavily weighed it is to the top. >> we will speak about his new book, "the fine print: how big companies use 'plain english' to rob you blind." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in chicago. here the chicago public schools are back in session today after the governing body of the chic
FOX Business
Aug 31, 2012 10:00pm EDT
appreciate it. >> up next, government workersrf and union bosses living high ont the private sector's money.straw the private sector struggling. this administration want to do something about it. meanwhile, taking a look at the shocking numbers for you. to do! in tonight's "chalk talk." a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see the birdies. [ male announcer ] one on one, sharing what you know. let's do it grandpa. that's why humana agents will sit down with you, to listen and understand what's important to you. it's how we help you choose the right humana medicare plan for you. because when your medicare is taken care of, you can spend more time sharing your passions. wow. [ giggles
FOX Business
Sep 23, 2012 2:30am EDT
because pilots are calling in sick over a union contract dispute. tracey you say it is unhealthy. >> you are taking your is job for granted and that is bananas for me. the consumer will never get a full refund. on the business side and i don't get to the hotel and not eat at the restaurants and the affects on the economy for selfishness and hurts us all. >> i don't want to travel if i was an american airlines customer. i will not be there. >> whether it is american airlines or anyone else. you allow things to get too big. we have the auto industry. it is big government and big labor and big and they are all in cahoots it is a facist definition of a economy. when it fails, it hurtz everybody. >> christian i don't want to pick on just american. but hostess under a despute. if i don't get a deal on the table i will turn it down. we can't lose our twinkies. >> it might be good for the obesity and health care epidemic. but the american airlines thing. it is an infor a lot of travelers. but the question is how large. it is only affecting one percentage of the flights. it is really not a huge d
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 7:30am EDT
i want to talk about the teamsters union a little bit, and talk about the fact that, you know, as madam president said come i was elected in march of 1999. we're very proud of what we've done in the teamsters union. we've taken this union from the union that was bankrupt, falling apart literally, and made it is what it is today. when we took over, this union was a union where sister -- local against local, joint council against joint council. there was chaos and we came in and reached out and reached out to the people that opposed us to say, enough, we cannot have a civil war in this union. we must unite this union. and fortunately we have. we are building strong union and we are united today. we thought we had an election. i'd like to talk about the fact the teamsters union has 1.4 million unions, we are in united states, canada, 150,000 members in canada. we are in puerto rico. we are the most democratic union in the united states. we are very proud of it. an effective we are elected by the members. we are not elected by business agents. we are elected by ballots being maile
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
relationship between the teachers unions and the districts and the states that they're dealing with is that the person sitting across the table from them should not have received the largest campaign contributions from the teachers union itself. we have a very unusual situation in this united states, it relates not just to the teachers unions, but more broadly. but people are able to give -- in the case of the democratic party. i don't mean to be terribly partisan, but i kind of am, in case of the democratic party, the largest contributors to the democratic party are the teachers unions, the federal teachers unions. it's an extraordinary conflict of interest and it's a problem and should be addressed. allowing teachers to strike on matters such as their compensation, i think is a right that exists in this country. but i do believe we have to have a recognition of the person sitting across the table is representing the public and the students, not the teachers union. >> another issue that came out of chicago, governor, in your view, what portion of a teachers' salary should be d
LINKTV
Sep 6, 2012 11:00am PDT
-- the voluntary association of three or more countries. one example of supranationalism is the european union-- an economic alliance designed to improve european competitiveness in the world economy. but this alliance is more than just economic. it is also europe's attempt to forge a community with common values, even as individual state identity is maintained. strasbourg is located on the border of france and germany and has endured centuries of conflict between those two nations. today, it is one seat of the european union-- a symbol of modern unity. as political boundaries become more permeable, perceptions of place change as well as deeper, more personal meanings of national identity. when state boundaries become porous, what does it mean to be french or german or european? strasbourg serves as one of three centers for the european union. this medium-sized city of 250,000 is not a major player in europe's financial or industrial arenas. so why is it playing such an important role in europe's political future? the answer can be found in strasbourg's cultural history-- a product of its uniq
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 12:30am PDT
commissioners and general manager, i am here to start the presentation on the central subway union square market street station and the item before you is a discussion and possible action to approve under charter section 4.133, the construction of has surface and subsurface construction in union square park, this is required for the union square central union subway station and this was heard at the capitol committee and you saw a presentation by john klun gi, and he is back today, he's going to provide more information on this item. thank you. >> thank you. >> good morning, commissioners, john, the central subway program manager. i'm pleased to note that while i don't have an outstanding video that i just saw of the parks, i do have a powerpoint presentation that will show case the proposed union square station, the northern entrance of the union street market square station that i'll be showing you today and before i start the slide show, i would like to add that this design has been in six years of design development and i'm very pleased and proud to announce that i believe that your vote tod
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
and bring back the union workers. tonight i'm camming out mitt romney for attacking some other working professionals. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i think governor romney and a number of folks try to politicize the issue and do a lot of teacher bashing. >> the president goes after mitt romney on education. and right on cue, mitt romney goes after the teachers. >> the teachers union has a responsibility to care for the interests of the teachers. >> former governor howard dean and atlanta mayor react to mitt romney's educated mess. >>> scott walker and paul ryan come out against union busting. eugene robinson and bill roden on why the nfl gets what it paid for. and on national voter registration day, ten million latino voters are in danger of being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. americans are up in arms after a blown ca
WHUT
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
strike ahead of a vote by the union later today. emanuel had sought a court order declaring the strike illegal. but on monday, a circuit court judge said he will not consider the request until after union delegates decide on whether to proceed with the strike in a meeting set for tonight. in a statement, the chicago teachers union blasted the mayor's effort calling it "a vindictive act." the obama administration has filed an emergency appeal of a federal judge's decision last week to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention. judge katherine forrest ruled against a provision in the national defense authorization act, or ndaa, authorizing the imprisonment of anyone deemed a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. a group of journalists, scholars, and political activists have brought the case, arguing the case was -- the provision was so broad it could easily infringe on freedom of speech. the government argued judge forced ruling could go beyond the statute itself to curb the indefinite provisions containe
PBS
Sep 21, 2012 7:30pm PDT
be able to get their way more. the unions and democratic side wouldn't. i understand several other states have done this already where people had not had to donate money. >> there is a little bit of fear out there. these initiatives on the ballot that are all about unions. there are other avenues that some people would say maybe unions could call the money. it would be a lot harder work. >> inside the unions themselve., >> you may not support a candidate and there you are supporting a candidate that you might not want to actually vote for. >> from what i can tell, the union leadership is resolute. they see the status quo. i think if you had a rank and file undercurrent. can you have the california teacher's association. the single largest this is a really fascinating fight for me because the public sees this or will the public see it. or it's a trojan horse strategy. the unions lead you to believe. >> what about the money. is there a balance in the amount of money? we talked about the money. >> we have to be careful not from the coke brothers themselves. we don't really know. the do nors
WHUT
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
union leaders vowed to reach agreement with the nation's third largest school district over education reforms sought by mayor rahm emanuel. we will have more on strike after the headlines. the obama administration is drawing controversy for siding with two former latin american leaders in unrelated cases involving the massacres of civilians. the white house has informed bolivia that it will not extra by former president sanchez de lozada to face charges of the mass killing of bolivian protesters in 2003. at least 64 civilians were slain and more than 400 wounded when the bolivian military cracked down on protests that sparked an uprising against his government. he has been indicted in bolivia, but has not been tried because he is a living safely in exile in the united states ever since. on friday, bolivian president r. ellis said the obama administration had rejected bolivia's extradition request on the grounds of civilian leader cannot be tried for a military's crimes. morales called the was a paradise of impunity. >> the u.s. cannot send a letter saying civil society cannot be respo
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
, happy labor day. while support for people who have to work for a living and for union rights and for unions is a democratic mainstay, excuse me. i'm being attacked by -- never mind. the current democratic party has had some trouble on this issue. they have arranged for their own party's convention to be in charlotte, north carolina, this week, a place that has this number of unionized hotels. zero. i know numbers are supposed to be tough on television, right? but this one is very easy. none. it is a totally nonunion city in an anti-union state hosting the supposedly pro-union political party. i mean, look at what's in their political -- their party platform. quote, the protection of the right of workers to organize into unions and to bargain collectively is the firm and permanent policy of the eisenhower administration -- the eisenhower administration. wait, the eisenhower administration? yes, i'm being told i'm not reading from the current democratic platform. this is the republican party platform from 1956 from the eisenhower era. how about this letter from the president? s
FOX News
Sep 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
to speed in math which may qualify them for a teaching position. we have a teacher's union demanding raises for six-hour work day, the teachers must be one of the communities obama organized in chicago. but the good news is that kids are learning. daily lesson from the strike, how to demand more from government without giving more. how to throw a tantrum, known among unions as a strike. union math, how 5-3/4-hour work day, full benefit and requirement and 60% pay raise is still unfair. how to get an "a" though you turn in "d" work. 55% of students graduate from high school. so as a field trip, forget the aquarium. you can go to the picket lines and learn more about mod earn economics from watching this line of the angry and entitle entitled. what is that anger about? the teachers fear what they oppose on students. grades, evaluation. standards. how dare you expect me to do better. you must be racist or something. this isn't a strike, it's occupy the classrooms. we might as well dump exams for drum circles. that might prepare them for life in the park. andrea, a big fear here? standardized t
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